Pesticide Residue Found In 70 Percent of US Produce

By: Curtis Wayne   3/23/2019

People ask me why I garden when food is still so cheap?  Well this is one reason, 70% of US produce sold in the US contains pesticides, according to a new report.

And this is not just a private study, this comes from the US Department of Agriculture and analyzed by the Environmental Working Group. 

Here is the top foods they warned about:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Peaches
  8. Cherries
  9. Pears
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Celery
  12. Potatoes

Of courses it is unknown at what level consumption of pesticides causes cancer, but there have been many studies that show the dangers of pesticide consumption.  Several nations ban many of the modern pesticides for this very reason.

This is the time of year to think about growing some of your own foods.  A good place to start would be to grow the foods on this list, which would directly reduce your consumption of pesticides.

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